George Lucas Educational Foundation

Amanda Behrends

I am beginning my final year of school, completing a 4 + 1 Bachelors to Masters degree in education. I am currently volunteering in the second grade classroom that I completed my practicum hours in early this year. I spend sometime co-teaching with the teacher I volunteer with but most of my time is spent in one on one or small group settings where I work with students who are struggling on specific concepts.
Teaching will be a second career for me, having spent 14 years as a retail manager. I have never been happier or more fulfilled doing anything in my life. I am really excited to have the opportunity to be in my own classroom one day!